Question I am trying to follow some instructions on my Macintosh. It is telling me to go to my user folder and then the library folder. But, it’s not there? Answer You must have upgraded to Lion. Lion’s operating system hides some important folders including your user’s library folder. Presumably, it is to prevent you…

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Question Is there a way to know that someone has opened your email using Mail on my Macintosh? Answer There are a couple of ways. Sign up for a service First, you can sign up for a service that will monitor your mail. I don’t have any specific recommendations, but you can google “return receipt…

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Question How do I password protect my computer when I first turn it on? I have it password protected when it’s been on and goes into hibernation. I want to have to put in a password when the computer is first turned on. Thought it was but discovered it wasn’t. Don’t want any eyes in…

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Question Can you tell me how to create a short cut to a folder? Answer “Short Cuts” are called an “Alias” on a Mac. You can make one by using any of the techniques below: Select the original folder and hold down Command + Option and drag it to a new location. Then you can…

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Question Over the years and with syncing my iCal calendars I have too many different calendars. I would like to simplify them. For instance, right now I have: Work Home Home Chores Meetings How would I merge Work and Meetings and Home and Home Chores? So I have only these: Work Home I know I…

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Question Is there a way to create multiple and separate vCards from my Address Book on my Mac? I know I can grab a group or “All Contacts” onto the desktop and it will make a single vCard with all of the contacts inside of it. But, what if I wanted to make a separate…

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Question I need to make a quick voice recording on my computer. Is there a built in way to do this? How can I make a voice recording on my mac? Answer Your easy answer is QuickTime Player. It comes installed on your computer. Launch the program Go to File –> New Audio Recording Click…

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Question A question – is there a way to set up Mail so that the stuff marked as junk go somewhere other than the main mailbox? With Entourage the junk went directly into the Junk folder but on my mail it shows up – albeit a different color and says this is junk- but I’d…

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Question What is the quick, easy way to set up a local network to share playlists in iTunes? Answer Home Sharing. It’s easy to set up too! You’ll need two computers running iTunes and your iTunes login and password. Home Sharing has been around for a little while, but make sure you have the latest iTunes…

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